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March 20TH 2007
TUESDAY



SAVE THE DATE!


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"And those dancers were right there waiting for whatever you wanted to play. At first they were standing around out there, just listening and waiting to find out where you were, and then they got on it..."

~ Count Basie
from Good Morning Blues
the Autobiography of Count Basie


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ANNIVERSARY PARTY FOR RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB!
APRIL 25TH 2007
6 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG!!

I can't tell you all how excited I am that we have been up and dancing at the Rhythm Club for SIX YEARS! So let's party big time. Let's get the best swing band from New York -- George Gee -- and all of YOU and dance the night away.

Make sure to mark your calendars and tell everyone you know.

Wednesday, April 25th 2007

And what say we dress up a little!



Thanks to Quinn Nguyen for his beautiful poster design!

GREAT BALBOA WORKSHOP!



Sorry to those who got cut out of the picture... the camera moved!

WOW! What a great time we had at last weekend's Balboa Workshop. Both rooms at Rebekah Lodge were packed with students. It was 100% success.

THANKS TO OUR "LOVELY ASSISTANTS"!
MICHAEL D'ANGELO & SALLY HOYT

Ron and I would especially like to thank our "Lovely Assistants" -- the truly lovely Sally Hoyt, and the smooth and wonderful leader Michael D'Angelo. We could never have done this workshop without you two. Thank you so much!

Stay tuned for more fun Lindy By The Sea workshops!

Look at this nice letter we got:

Rusty,

I wanted to let you know the workshop was terrific! I'm speaking for myself and many others who attended along with me. Kudos to you and your team for a fabulous workshop. I look forward to the next...

Michele Smilek


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


I also have some important updates below that I want to make sure you don't miss. Here are the topics:

~ SAVE INTERNET RADIO

~ MAXWELL DEMILLE'S CICADA CLUB

~ BALBOA RENDEZVOUS

~ LEVEL ONE SCRAPBOOK UP


(So don't stop scrolling...)




OUR MOST ENTHUSIASTIC STUDENT

I know we all feel just the same way, but just don't show it like the kids do. So enjoy watching our youngest student, Kira, showing her love of swing dancing!



THIS WEEK'S CONTEST!!

The first person to send us an email with the answer to the following wins a free pass to the Rhythm Club for tomorrow nite:*


Maxwell DeMille's Club Cicada party is being held in the Oviatt Building, downtown. This gorgeous Art Deco landmark was commissioned by James Oviatt, after attending the famous 1925 Paris landmark Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes (from which the term Art Deco was derived).

Oviatt hired one of the most renowned jeweler and art-glass designers of the '20's (and perhaps in all history) to ornament this magnificent building.

Name this person.

NOTE: Google is your friend!

Send your answer to us at info@rustyfrank.com.




LAST WEEK'S WINNER

Jamie England

LAST WEEK'S CONTEST:

What date did Rusty's Rhythm Club first open it's doors?

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER:

April 25, 2001!

(It's the same exact month and date for our anniversary party this year!)

*Contestants may play as many times as they wish, but may only win the prize once a year. Contestants must use their Rhythm Club pass for the week they won the contest.




MARCH CLASSES!

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE.




MARCH-APRIL 2007 -- FILLED!

RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW FOR MAY-JUNE MASTER TRACK:

To hold your spot for The Master Track, send us an email with your name and the series you'd like to join. Remember, the course has a limited enrollment, so reserve your spot now. Email us at info@rustyfrank.com.

CLICK HERE FOR MASTER TRACK DETAILS


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COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

03/21 --Live Music
Benny Brydern Quartet
Hot Club -- Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli Nite

03/28 --Live Music
Neil Morrow

04/04 -- Live Music -- DEBUT
The J-Tones featuring Suzy Williams

(7:30 Beginner Swing Lesson)

04/25 -- SAVE THE DATE! ANNIVERSARY PARTY!!
GEORGE GEE FROM NEW YORK!

Dress up!

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Desirae Klein
Janet Klein
Phanary Phin


If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club
so you can get your birthday dance!




HOLD THESE DATES FOR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

All workshops are held on selected Sundays throughout the year from 11:00am-1:30pm at Rebekah Hall in El Segundo 90245. Click HERE for details (as they are revealed to us!)

2007 WORKSHOP DATES

May 20 - Aerials
June 10
August 19
September 16
October 14
November 18



OH, BOY!

BALBOA RENDEZVOUS
JUST AROUND THE CORNER DON'T MISS IT! -- WE'LL ALL BE THERE

One of the all-time great dance events in the world is coming up and it's right in our own backyard -- The Balboa Rendezvous. An amazing weekend of nothing but Balboa, Balboa, Balboa! It's a chance to take classes for the best teachers, dance with people from all around the globe, and mix and mingle with the "old timers" -- the one's who originally brought this dance to us! And there are classes for all levels. Click here for all the details.

To make sure you are all brushed up, we are offering a Balboa Workshop THIS coming Sunday -- two tracks -- one for beginners with Rusty, and one for experienced Bal dancers with Ron (details following).


"Making a difference through swing dancing"




Subscribe to SwingShiftRhythmClub

*The Swing Shift Rhythm Club (SSRC) has two goals:
Fun & Philanthropy.

Anyone can join! See full details at the bottom of this newsletter.


SAVE INTERNET RADIO

I don't know about you, but I make my hours at the computer bearable by listening to my favorite vintage music on Internet Radio. Now all this bliss is in real jeapordy. But maybe it's not too late to help.

If you already know about the problems, go right to this link and sign the petition and send a message to your congressperson:

For those of you, who like me, didn't know all the details facing Internet Radio, here's the scoop clearly outlined by my favorite station, Radio Dismuke:

INTERNET RADIO IN JEAPARDY HERE'S THE SCOOP:

On March 2, 2007 the Copyright Royalty Board of the Library of Congress announced the new royalty rates that all Internet broadcasters must pay to SoundExchange through the year 2010 in order to legally play copyright sound recordings. Traditional AM/FM broadcasters, by the way, are exempt from having to pay such royalties.

For even the most successful and profitable webcasters, these new royalty rates would consume 125 percent or more of the webcasters' current revenue. The new royalty rates also eliminate the Small Webcasters Settlement Act provisions that Congress put in place several years ago to address the fact that the old royalty rate structure would have otherwise forced small webcasters to cease operations.

This is a very grave situation. If changes are not quickly made to the new rate structure, it is very likely that most webcasters, including Radio Dismuke's service providers Live 365 and LoudCity will be forced into bankruptcy and have to suspend their operations.

If Internet radio, along with the endless variety of musical programing it provides that was not previously available, is to survive WEBCASTERS NEED YOUR HELP.




For more info on Radio Dismuke, click HERE.

LEVEL ONE PICS UP

Click HERE




All Scrapbooks! Click HERE







RADIO DISMUKE -- Just in case you don't know about the joys of Internet Radio yet... here is one my absolute favorite stations!




Swing Shift
www.rustyfrank.com

* Wondering what the heck a "gate"is? This was a phrase popularized by 1940's comedian, Jerry Colonna, who would holler it out every time he was introduced on the Bob Hope radio program. It was a friendly salutation to a swing cat (dancer or swing music enthusiast). Basically, we swing like a gate!


JOIN THE FUN!
BUT, WHAT THE HECK IS IT?

Many of you still don't know about our Swing Shift Rhythm Club. It's one of our best kept secrets. Now is the time to get the SSRC "above the radar."

THE SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB (SSRC), founded in 2000 by Rusty Frank's swing dance students, The SSRC has two missions:

1. Having fun! (Fun) 2. Doing good deeds! (Philanthropy)

1. Having fun: Events where swing dancers can socialize and get to know each other outside of class (vintage clothes shopping, going to a dance-related movie, dancing in the park, eating at retro restaurants before a dance, etc.).

2. Doing good deeds: Events where we bring swing dancing to hospitals, senior homes, and community events for the purpose of good deeds, entertainment, and education in the Los Angeles area.

The SSRC is a volunteer club open to the public and the events are organized by its members. There are no dues. Members can attend as many or as few events as they wish.

"How do I join?"...
Right now, fill in your email address
and click the Yahoo log (that's it!):

Subscribe to SwingShiftRhythmClub

Then you will receive updates of activities (or you can organize one yourself!). Check the yahoogroup "Swing Shift Rhythm Club" calendar here for postings of upcoming events.

Join us in making the world a better place through dancing!

Thank you for joining!

Rusty Frank, Founder
Jessica Densmore, Philanthropic Events Coordinator
Cathryn Sayer, "Just for Fun" Events Coordinator
Norman Kajikawa, SSRC Photographer

If you wish to exit this list, visit:
http://rustyfrank.com/maillist/mail-list.asp